plural noun

variants or pirozhki
: small pastries with meat, cheese, or vegetable filling

Examples of piroshki in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our first stop on our first morning in town was Pike Place Market, the sprawling, 9-acre shopping mecca in the center of Seattle, with hundreds of vendors hawking fish and flowers, pastries and piroshki. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 30 June 2022 Mariia Kotsii, sixty, piroshki seller, Brighton Beach. Is your family still in Ukraine? Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, 8 Mar. 2022 Transfer the piroshki from the sheet pan to a wire rack and let cool. Jessica Battilana, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Mar. 2022 Keep your eyes open for Russian Eats, which will be serving homemade piroshki and Russian borscht. Anchorage Daily News, 22 Aug. 2019 Russian Eats, a new vendor this year, speaks to Alaska’s unique connection to Russian culture and cuisine with homemade piroshki and borscht. Samantha Davenport, Anchorage Daily News, 29 Aug. 2019

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Word History


Russian pirozhki, plural of pirozhok, diminutive of pirog pastry

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of piroshki was in 1887

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Cite this Entry

“Piroshki.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piroshki. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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